The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 125 72 74
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +2
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 17 39 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 1.75% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.88% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 37
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£400 £384 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £333 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +97.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £135.00 £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+232.75% +78.32%
DBA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2904 2071 2955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.38% 92.79% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1279 1739
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the South West region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA across the South West region.

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon -9 3 £400 -
Bristol -21 3 £383 +13.33% 3
Wiltshire -22 3 £408 -4.11% 5
Gloucestershire -25 3 £425 - 1
Dorset -13 1 £338 -11.76%
Somerset - 1 £415 -
Cornwall - - - -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title.

1 56 (82.35%) Oracle
2 49 (72.06%) SQL
3 47 (69.12%) SQL Server
4 46 (67.65%) Oracle Database
5 39 (57.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 38 (55.88%) Security Cleared
7 35 (51.47%) SC Cleared
8 31 (45.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 31 (45.59%) Oracle Database 10g
9 29 (42.65%) Performance Tuning
9 29 (42.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (39.71%) SLA
11 24 (35.29%) Data Guard
12 23 (33.82%) T-SQL
13 22 (32.35%) Oracle RMAN
14 20 (29.41%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (27.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (27.94%) Clustering
16 14 (20.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (17.65%) Linux
18 10 (14.71%) Oracle Reports
19 9 (13.24%) Management Information System
19 9 (13.24%) Risk Analysis
19 9 (13.24%) Statistics
19 9 (13.24%) Oracle RAC
20 8 (11.76%) Windows
21 7 (10.29%) RDBMS
21 7 (10.29%) Capacity Planning
21 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
22 6 (8.82%) Middleware

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle 10gAS
3 2 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.47%) Summit
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) SAN
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (69.12%) SQL Server
2 46 (67.65%) Oracle Database
3 39 (57.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (45.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 31 (45.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 29 (42.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (29.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (27.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (20.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (14.71%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (10.29%) RDBMS
10 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
11 5 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (4.41%) MySQL
13 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (4.41%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
14 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
14 2 (2.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.47%) PVCS
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Middleware
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.94%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.47%) .NET
4 1 (1.47%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.94%) Clustering
2 9 (13.24%) Management Information System
2 9 (13.24%) Statistics
3 4 (5.88%) Replication
4 3 (4.41%) NHS
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.47%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 5 (7.35%) UNIX
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.88%) Solaris
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (13.24%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (10.29%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (7.35%) Migration
5 4 (5.88%) BPEL
5 4 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.41%) Validation
6 3 (4.41%) ETL
6 3 (4.41%) ITIL
6 3 (4.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.94%) High Availability
7 2 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.94%) SOA
8 1 (1.47%) Benchmarking
8 1 (1.47%) Change Management
8 1 (1.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 49 (72.06%) SQL
2 23 (33.82%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.88%) Perl
4 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.47%) AWK
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.47%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 38 (55.88%) Security Cleared
2 35 (51.47%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) Degree
4 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) OCP
5 1 (1.47%) OCA
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (39.71%) SLA
2 3 (4.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.47%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 22 (32.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (13.24%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (35.29%) Data Guard
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 56 (82.35%) Oracle
2 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.41%) Hyperion
3 3 (4.41%) Siebel
3 3 (4.41%) Sybase
4 1 (1.47%) Informatica
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.47%) Sun
4 1 (1.47%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) VMware
4 1 (1.47%) Kalido